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Comprehensive Sex Education Fails to Serve America’s Youth

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), a national organization of child and adolescent physicians and health professionals, observes that most comprehensive sex education (CSE) programs offered in schools have not been effective at increasing long-term sexual abstinence in young people. Instead, the ACPeds reports that CSE curricula operates on the premise that sexual activity for teens is normal

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Sexual Integrity in South Africa

The Abstinence Clearinghouse had the opportunity to equip educators attending the Africa Cares 2018 Flourish Conference with materials to help inspire virtue in the lives of men and women in South Africa. These materials included our Sexual Exposure Chart Card. Abstinence educators, pregnancy center directors, volunteers and board members were among the sixty delegates who attended

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Workshop: Inspiring Virtue in the Life of a Negative Test Client

“The negative test clients are by far the most difficult  clients for me to consult.” We often hear this phrase at the Abstinence Clearinghouse. While we agree that the client who receives a negative pregnancy test is difficult to consult with, we know that the negative test client holds the greatest potential for transformation! Join

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Waiting Until Marriage: What’s the Big Deal?

“I knew I was supposed to wait until marriage to have sex, but I didn’t really know why,” Ally Spotts wrote in an article published by Relevant. Spotts went on to explain that many individuals in their 20s who grew up in the “True Love Waits” generation are guilty of asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking, “Why am

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A Note From the NAC Team

In preparation for the upcoming school year, we have had many individuals and groups partner with us through affiliate membership. As our network of abstinence advocates who are passionate about inspiring virtue grows, we wanted to be sure to share our organizations goals with you. For all you social media guru’s, consider this our “Friday

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Mycoplasma Genitalium On Track to Become Antibiotic Resistant STD

First identified in the 1980s, the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) remains relatively unknown to the American public, compared to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like chlamydia. According to a 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MG is more common in most settings than the bacteria behind gonorrhea, called Neisseria gonorrhea. According

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Sex Education: Working With Your School Board

    School board members play a crucial role when it comes to deciding sex education curriculum. The following suggestions, from the book Abstinence 101, can assist you in working with your school board in the area of sex education. Do your homework. It is important to know the process in which your school district chooses

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HIV Rates and Condom Use

Many individuals around the world are given the false impression that condoms provide complete protection from HIV and other STDs. However, a great deal of research suggests otherwise. In his book Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World, former Harvard researcher Dr. Edward Green found that “More condom use is associated with more

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Sexual Integrity On The Rise

  The Centers for Disease Control recently released encouraging results from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance study, a biennial survey that seeks to quantify teen behavior. The survey found that over 60% of students surveyed have not had sexual intercourse resulting in a decline, relative to to recent years. The survey also found that drinking and drug

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Teen Straight Talk Celebrates 30 Years

When Mary Duke, executive director of Teen Straight Talk, began her work in 1989, she thought she would only be teaching students for a year at most. Duke told the Tribune Chronicle that she never imagined that in 2018, she would still be speaking to and educating children, teens and adults on personal worth, abstinence until marriage and healthy

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